Call for Papers: University of Kent ‘VOID’ Early Greek Philosophy Workshop

‘VOID’ Early Greek Philosophy Workshop, Monday 6th September – Tuesday 7th September 2021, University of Kent – PGR/ECR CFP


VOID is a discussion group and informal research network designed to bring together scholars of Early Greek Philosophy. The second VOID workshop will take place at the University of Kent on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th September 2021.


Jenny Bryan (Manchester)

Kelli Rudolph (Kent)

Shaul Tor (KCL)


Confirmed speaker: Catherine Rowett (UEA)

Other than the paper sessions, the workshop will include a reading session on On Melissus, Xenophanes, Gorgias 979a11-980b21, Sextus Empiricus M 7.65-87 (= Gorgias D26, R25-26 Laks-Most).

Barring future travel restrictions, the workshop will be held in a blended format, with a face-to-face encounter for those who can travel safely, as well as remote online participation (via Zoom or a similar platform) for others.


All are welcome – for more details, please email [email protected]


Postgraduate/ECR CFP:

The programme will include up to three paper sessions presented by current Postgraduate students or Early Career Researchers, to be selected by blind review. Postgraduate students/ECRs are invited to submit proposals for a 90 minute session on any area or aspect of Early Greek Philosophy (broadly construed). The session can be a traditional paper of 40-50 minutes to be followed by discussion, a discursive seminar, or any other suitable format.

With thanks to the University of Kent, some funds are available for accommodation and travel expenses (covering travel within the UK or Europe), although we cannot guarantee that requests will be able to be met in every case. Submissions are welcome from ECRs who do not currently have an affiliation or an academic institution.


Please email Shaul Tor ([email protected]) with your name, affiliation (if relevant), contact details and the title of your proposed paper or session, attaching an abstract of no more than 250 words prepared for blind review (i.e. including title and abstract, but no information about author or institutional affiliation).


Deadline for abstract submissions: Friday 16th July 2021

Decisions will be communicated by Monday 19th July 2021